Top News Pictures: Coronavirus Fears Shut Down Cities, Tanks Stock Market, and More

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A man looks toward the skyline from Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco, March 16, 2020. Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, including the city of San Francisco itself. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday in a desperate attempt by officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Trader Gregory Rowe, center, and others work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, March 16, 2020. Monday’s close saw the worst loss for Wall Street in 30 years over fears of the coronavirus outbreak grinding economies to a halt.
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Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study.
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A police officer checks temperatures as part of precautionary measures against the spread of the new coronavirus in Manila, Philippines, March 16, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.
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Rescuers search for victims at the site of a hotel collapse in Quanzhou, China, March 8, 2020. The death toll rose to 20 on Tuesday after the collapse of the Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. Ten people are still missing.
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Medical professionals pose for photos as the last batch of COVID-19 patients are discharged from the Wuchang Fang Cang makeshift hospital, March 10, 2020, in Wuhan, China. The city has closed 11 temporary hospitals as the number of patients dropped.
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The Grand Princess is held off the coast of San Francisco, March 8, 2020. The city is prepared to receive the thousands of people aboard the ship, 21 of whom tested positive for the coronavirus, on Monday.
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Inmates stage a protest on the roof of the San Vittore prison in Milan against new rules made to cope with the coronavirus crisis, including the suspension of relatives’ visits, March 9, 2020. Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a month to halt the relentless march of the new coronavirus across Europe.
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A police officer stands behind her riot shield covered in red paint during an International Women’s Day march in Mexico City’s main square, the Zocalo, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Protests against gender violence in Mexico have intensified in recent years amid an increase in killings of women and girls.
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, and his wife Jill attend a primary election night rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. Biden won 9 states on Super Tuesday with one race still too close to call.
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Two men look at damage Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Cookeville, Tenn. after a tornado hit on Monday night.
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From left: former Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, Rev. Al Sharpton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren walk together over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 1, 2020, in Selma, Alabama. Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates attended a Selma bridge crossing jubilee ahead of Super Tuesday.
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A person is taken by a stretcher to a waiting ambulance from a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Kirkland, Washington. Two patients stricken with the coronavirus died in Washington state, health officials said.
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Hostages walk out at the V-Mall in Manila, Philippines, March 2, 2020, after a day-long hostage crisis. Officials say a recently dismissed security guard entered the mall with a pistol and grenades and took dozens of mall employees hostage. The suspect, identified as Archie Paray, was allowed to speak to the media before he was arrested.
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Police respond to reports of an active shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Five people died when a 51-year-old former employee opened fire at the plant before killing himself, authorities said.
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Supporters of ousted President Hosni Mubarak hold posters with his photograph near the cemetery where he will be buried, in the Heliopolis neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Egypt held a full-honors military funeral for Mubarak, who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Mubarak, 91, died Tuesday at a Cairo military hospital from heart and kidney complications.
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Lori Vallow appears in court in Lihue, Hawaii, Feb. 26, 2020. A judge ruled that bail will remain at $5 million for Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell, who was arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two children in Idaho.
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Women wearing a respiratory mask walks across Piazza del Duomo in central Milan, Feb. 23, 2020. Tens of thousands of Italians prepared for a weeks-long quarantine in the country’s north as 219 people tested positive for coronavirus, making Italy the site of the highest number of cases outside Asia.
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Carnival revellers crowd at the roadside and watch a float depicting the “carnival virus” making a fool of the coronavirus during the Rose Monday carnival street parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, Feb. 24, 2020.
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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, tour the Taj Mahal, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Agra, India. This is the first official visit to India for the Trumps. See more photos here.
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Members of the press surrounds an unidentified passenger after he disembarked from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Feb. 19, 2020, in Yokohama, Japan. Passengers that tested negative for COVID-19 were allowed to disembark Wednesday after a 14-day quarantine.
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Chinese e-commerce giant delivery workers prepare for the morning round of deliveries from a distribution center in Beijing, China, Feb. 18, 2020. JD and rivals including Pinduoduo, Miss Fresh and Alibaba Group’s Hema are scrambling to fill a boom in orders while protecting employees. E-commerce is one of the few industries to thrive after anti-virus controls starting in late January closed factories, restaurants, cinemas, offices and shops nationwide and extinguished auto and real estate sales.
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Rescue aid Ryan Newman after he was involved in a wreck on the last lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Newman had been in the lead for the last lap when another car’s bumper caught his and flipped him.
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Ryan Newman goes airborne after crashing with Corey LaJoie during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. A statement from NASCAR said Newman’s injuries, although serious, was not life threatening.
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A rainbow appears over flooded fields in the Wye Valley, near the hamlet of Wellesley, following Storm Dennis on Feb. 17, 2020, in Hereford, England. Three people died from Dennis’ onslaught, including a woman who was swept away by floodwaters in the United Kingdom. A rainbow appears over flooded fields in the Wye Valley, near the hamlet of Wellesley, following Storm Dennis on Feb. 17, 2020, in Hereford, England. Three people died from Dennis’ onslaught, including a woman who was swept away by floodwaters in the United Kingdom.
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A Demonstrator dressed in a mask as depicts US President Donald Trump gave a pose during a President’s Day protest against U.S. President Trump, and his immigration policy at Union Square in New York, United States on February 18, 2019.
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Buses with US passengers on board arrive at the Haneda Airport, in Tokyo on February 17, 2020 after disembarking in Yokohama from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where people are quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus.
US passenger wave to reporters as they leave the Daikaku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port, next to the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, at on February 17, 2020.
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Movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for his sexual assault trial at New York Criminal Court on Feb. 13, 2020, in New York City. The weeks-long trial against Weinstein nears its end as prosecutors ready to give their closing argument on Friday.
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Maureen Klein, right, hugs her son Ricky Davis, center, after he was released from custody at the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville, California, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Davis spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his housemate, a newspaper columnist, in 2004. The conviction was thrown out after new evidence was found implicating another person.
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An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Spc. Branden Tyme Kimball, early Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. According to the Department of Defense, Kimball, 21, of Central Point, Oregon, died at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident.
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